configuring video card<MSI ATI Radeon RX1550-TD256EH>
rnoland at 2hip.net
Fri Mar 6 15:08:39 PST 2009
On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 18:01 -0500, f-thomas1 at hvcc.edu wrote:
> i'm using the above card with a new install of freebsd 7.0. when i ran Xorg -configure the driver came back as "vesa". however after a couple of crashes, i suspect that it may not be good to leave it this way. i loaded the (ati) wrapper and got this:
> xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.1474
> xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "xxx.nycap.rr.com:0" in "list" command
> xauth: (stdin):1: bad display name "xxx.nycap.rr.com:0" in "add" command
> X.Org X Server 1.4.0
> Release Date: 5 September 2007
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
> Build Operating System: FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE i386
> Current Operating System: FreeBSD xxx.nycap.rr.com 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 24 19:59:52 UTC 2008 root at logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
> Build Date: 13 February 2008 05:50:12PM
7.0 Release won't support this card, or at least not with drm. You at
least need to update your ports collection and rebuild. That should at
least get you a radeon driver that will work with this card.
You will need to update to -STABLE to get working drm.
> Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
> to make sure that you have the latest version.
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
> (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Mar 6 16:45:21 2009
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> (WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
> (EE) No devices detected.
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
> XIO: fatal IO error 53 (Software caused connection abort) on X server ":0.0"
> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "xxx.nycap.rr.com:0" in "remove" command
> now this is my first video card... and after reading the manpage for "radeon" the only thing which might help is:
> The driver auto-detects all device information necessary to initialize
> the card. However, if you have problems with auto-detection, you can
> VideoRam - in kilobytes
> MemBase - physical address of the linear framebuffer
> IOBase - physical address of the MMIO registers
> ChipID - PCI DEVICE ID
> okay, maybe i could write in the relevant info in xorg.conf, but other than VideoRam, i wouldn't know where to start. and i'm not even sure if the bloody card is supported since i didn't see it on the manpage... any help at all that's pertinent would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
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Robert Noland <rnoland at 2hip.net>
2 Hip Networks
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